This is a story of empowerment. This is a story of how kids in even the worst of situations can still turn their lives around, if we as the adults can make emotional safety a part of a school's culture.
By enumerating so many offensive ideas in the "Educating our Children" section of its platform, Texas Republican delegates have provided me with a blueprint to defend my decision to send my kids to private school.
The bullying by middle school students of Karen Klein, a school bus monitor in upstate New York, captured on video and viewed by millions online, sends a distressing message about the state of civility in our society.
A holistic approach brings together elements that support the development of a child who is healthy, knowledgeable, motivated, and engaged, seeking to ensure all that is required for successful life and preparation for society.
"My Plate! The New Food Musical Program," an educational production promoting healthy living that Helen Butleroff-Leahy, a former Rockette, has put on 47 times in New York City schools since she first staged it in 2005.
Journalists should strive to ensure they don't unthinkingly support a political agenda through the appropriation of its rhetoric. But as the debate surrounding education grows more heated, I worry that we all are missing the point when it comes to our words.
Ignoring one of the biggest mouthpieces of the Conservative Movement because they happen to have the word "Rifle" in their name allows the NRA to turn the clock back on a host of important issues without accountability or challenge.